Nha Trang prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$13.28
Nha Trang hotel prices
Unlike many other Vietnamese tourist cities, Nha Trang draws quite a number of pure leisure travelers just coming in to dive, sunbathe, and hit the nightclubs and bars. The peak seasons last from January through March, and also July through August.
Outside of those times the city is fairly quite and finding good deals at hotels is even easier.
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Nha Trang is famously Vietnam’s best beach resort city, and it’s also among the cheapest places in Southeast Asia for the essentials. Diving is quite good and prices are very reasonable, and even the small “beach clubs” on the sand will rent you a comfortable lounge chair for the day and serve you drinks for very little.
There are no real hostels in Nha Trang, and that’s mostly because hotels are so cheap and plentiful in the bottom end of the range. Hotels in the small tourist district are lining the streets at very low prices, and hotels in the older tourist area just to the north are even more reasonable. High-end chain hotels are as expensive as they are most everywhere else, so the city is more of a bargain for those on a tighter budget.
Food is more geared to Western audiences than it is in other Vietnamese cities, and it’s rarely great but it’s often good and portions are usually generous. Beer is cheap everywhere, and mixed drinks in bars and clubs are very reasonable compared to similar places in any other part of the world.
Nha Trang attraction prices
|Vinpearl Island||The large amusement park/water park/resort includes all rides and even the cable car to get there. Several options can save or cost more money.||adults||15.18|
|All-day island boat trip||A trip to several local islands plus swimming and a lunch break is very popular.||adults||5.69|
|Cham tower||The Cham tower at the edge of the city is well preserved and worth a trip.||adults||0.52|
|Beach lounge chair (all day)||The beach is open and public, and several sections offer comfortable lounge chairs, umbrellas, and a drinks on offer.||adults||1.42|
Nha Trang Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||12.33|
|Bus from airport to city center||1.90|
|3km taxi ride in Nha Trang||0.71 - 1.19|
|Ferry ride to Monkey Island (return)||2.37|
Nha Trang food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||A bowl of pho, a plate of eggs and a baguette, or a bahn mi sandwich are all easy to find.||0.71 - 1.90|
|Budget lunch||Western food dominates in Nha Trang, though Vietnamese dishes are served at most places as well.||1.19 - 2.85|
|Budget dinner||Portions tend to be larger than in other Vietnamese cities, and decent pizza and pasta are among the offerings.||1.42 - 3.80|
|Coffee (cup)||Good coffee is served everywhere, and condensed sweet milk is easier to find than fresh milk.||0.47 - 0.95|
|Bottled beer (.5L)||Some fancy bars charge a bit more, but otherwise beer is cheap everywhere.||0.47 - 0.85|
|Pizza||Several places in Nha Trang serve rather decent personal pizzas that are quite filling.||3.32 - 4.74|
|Pasta meal||Nearly every restaurant serves pasta with various toppings, and it's usually pretty good.||1.90 - 3.32|
|Banh mi sandwich||These famous sandwiches are common and delicious, though most places close when the sun is high.||0.47 - 0.71|
Nha Trang Miscellaneous costs
|Motorbike rental (per day)||Motorbikes are for hire everywhere and traffic isn't nearly as crazy as in other Vietnamese cities.||2.85 - 5.69|
|Bottled water (1.5L)||Bottled water is available at your hotel and in every restaurant and shop.||0.33 - 0.47|
|Marlboro cigarettes (pack)||Western cigarettes are cheap here, and local ones far cheaper.||0.95|
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Nha Trang facts
|Airports||Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR)|
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Nha Trang has an unusually reliable climate for Southeast Asia. The rainy season only lasts around 10 weeks, and it often doesn’t pack much punch. This is Vietnam’s best beach resort city, and fortunately it’s warm and sunny most every day most of the year.
It’s hottest in April, and fairly humid all year round, but the rain only becomes an issue from October through early December. When it does rain it tends to be patchy and usually intense, so unless you are actually out on the beach it’s fairly easy to take shelter and wait it out.
Sunrise and sunset